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I've been trolling with a jointed Shad Rap for a while now with good results, but last June, a huge Canadian Northie broke my line and took my favorite one back into the drink after I had landed him (I really thought he was played out). When trying to replace it, I found the color configuration has been discontinued. I was wondering if anyone else uses a jointed deep diver type of lure for trolling in northern waters, and if so, what you suggest I use in place of my dear departed JSR?
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Posted by: Outdoorguy57 on Feb-02-14 9:32 PM (EST)
I've had good luck with a Rebel Crawfish, in any of the sizes. The best color seems to be the brown with the orange belly. I've had some success with the all natural colored model and a few strikes with the brown with the chartreuse belly.
Posted by: krusty on May-17-14 7:59 AM (EST)
Posted by: Bernie/cny on May-23-14 7:44 AM (EST)
the best crank bait I ever had was a Rebel Tiny Wee-R with bass body/light gray belly.The thing was like magic catching LOTS of fish but something with a mouth full of sharp teeth took it away years back.I've never seen one anywhere since.There are some that look similar but....
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Posted by: goobs on May-23-14 8:35 PM (EST)
Posted by: Drifter76 on Aug-04-14 7:34 AM (EST)
Not sure how far north you consider northern waters, but on Lake Erie just about anything purple or gold. Reef Runners are popular where I live (Huron/ Vermilion), but I have been drifting a lot over the last few years. Gold Erie Dearie w worm seems to be the ticket.